Welcome back, folks. Onward to the news:
Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez
his colleagues in calling for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
to be more "forthcoming" about his undisclosed medical condition, reports the Chicago Tribune
The AP is out
this morning with a somewhat scathing look at what's in store for the Congress for the rest of the summer. "So Congress has mired itself in a faux legislative session, loudly holding court before going home in August to campaign," writes Laurie Kellam